With the May 4th opening of a new adult day center, seniors on MDI with memory loss will have a safe, peaceful place to enjoy meaningful activities under the guidance of trained, caring professionals.
Located adjacent to the new Community Health Center in Southwest Harbor, the spacious, light-filled facility will be staffed by one full-time certified nurse assistant and one full-time Program Coordinator, Debra Chalmers.
“The Center will provide a safe, comfortable environment where seniors with memory loss can socialize and enjoy activities under professional supervision,” said Chalmers. “At the same time, this new facility provides important respite for caregivers,” she added.
“We offer half day or whole day programs,” said Chalmers. A light breakfast, complete lunch and snacks will be provided.
“The Center will foster and support a variety of interests and activities including painting, gardening, fitness, current events and more,” said Chalmers.
A secure garden next to the Center will provide a tranquil outdoor environment for relaxation and enjoyment of the natural surroundings.
Participants will be screened for medical diagnosis of memory loss and co-existing medical conditions.
“Our proximity to the health center will allow us to provide comprehensive assessments, follow-up care, and counseling if it is needed,” said Chalmers.
Administered by Birch Bay, the facility will also coordinate the services of other organizations such as the Maine Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Agency on Aging, and Island Connections.
For more information, call Debra Chalmers at 288-8014.